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MLB: Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1

Sept. 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-out, ninth-inning home run and Dioner Navarro tripled in another run for a 2-1 Cincinnati Reds' win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee pitching had a three-hit shutout through 8 2/3 innings but Frazier, who hadn't hit a home run in more than a month, crushed a pitch from John Axford to right for his 19th home run of the year to tie the score at 1-1.

That saddled Axford with a Major League-high ninth blown save.

Jay Bruce followed with a single before Navarro finished off a nine-pitch at bat with a shot to the right-center that dropped in, allowing Bruce to score.

That handed Axford (5-8) the loss after he struck out the first two batters he faced.

Brewers pitching was in control until the Frazier home run. Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings but left the game with an undisclosed injury. He struck out six and walked one.

Brandon Kintzler gave up one hit in 2/3 innings while Francisco Rodriguez and Jim Henderson each chipped in one inning of no-hit, two-strikeout relief.

Cincinnati reliever Jonathan Braxton (4-3) got the win with an inning of two-hit pitching.

Milwaukee managed just five hits, including a third-inning home run by Carlos Gomez.

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